Daily Scripture Readings

April 2015

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Prayers

Prayers Before Reading the Bible

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Shine into our heart, O loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds to an understanding of the things Your Gospel teaches.

Implant in us also a reverence for Your blessed commandments so that, putting down the desires of our bodies, we may pursue a spiritual way of life, thinking and doing only those things that will please You.

For You are the light of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thanksgiving Following Bible Reading

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

O God, You have spoken to us Your divine and saving words. Illumine the souls of us sinners to comprehend that which has been read, that we do not appear simply as hearers of Your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith,

having a blameless life and a conduct without reproach in Christ our Lord, with Whom You are blessed and glorified, together with Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen
— from the Liturgy of St James, Brother of God

Readings

  1. Wed: Venerable Mary of Egypt – Fast – Isa 58:1-11 | Gen 43:26-31; 45:1-16 | Prov 21:23-22:4*
  2. Thu: Venerable Titus the Wonder-worker – Fast – Is 65:8-17 | Gen 46:1-7 | Prov 23:15-24:5*
  3. Fri: Confessor Nicetas – Fast – Is 66:10-24 | Gen 49:33-50:26 | Prov 31:8-31*
  4. Saturday of the Righteous Lazarus – Fast – Zeph 3:14-19 | Heb 12:28-13:8* | Jn 11:1-45           
  5. Palm Sunday – F,W,O – Zech 9:9-15 | Phil 4:4-9* | Jn 12:1-18           
  6. Great and Holy Monday – Fast – Ezek 1:1-20 | Ex 1:1-20* | Job 1:1-12    Mt 24:3-35
  7. Great and Holy Tuesday – Fast – Ezek 1:21-2:1 | Ex 2:5-10* | Job 1:13-22  Mt 24:36-26:2
  8. Great and Holy Wednesday – Fast – Ezek 2:2-3:3 | Ex 2:11-22* | Job 2:1-10    Mt 26:6-16
  9. Great and Holy Thursday – Fast – Is 50:4-11 | Ex 19:10-19* | Job 38:1-23           
  10. Great and Holy Friday – Strict Fast – Is 52:13-54:1 | Ex 33:11-23* | Job 42:12-16         
  11. Great and Holy Saturday – Fast – Is 61:1-62:5 | Rom 6:3-11* | Mt. 28:1-20           
  12. Great and Holy Pascha – Gen 49:1, 2, 8-12        Acts 1:1-8* | Jn 1:1-17 
  13. Bright Monday – Zech 11:10-13 | Acts 1:12-17, 21-26* | Jn 1:18-28
  14. Bright Tuesday – Is 60:1-16 | Acts 2:14-21* | Lk 24:12-35         
  15. Bright Wednesday – Jonah 1 | Acts 2:22-36* | Jn 1:35-51           
  16. Bright Thursday – Jonah 2 | Acts 2:38-43* | Jn 3:1-15
  17. Bright Friday – Jonah 3 | Acts 3:1-8* | Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28
  18. Bright Saturday – Jonah 4 | Acts 3:11-16* | Jn 3:22-33           
  19. Sunday of Thomas: New Sunday – Josh 5:10-15 | Acts 5:12-20* | Jn 20:19-31    
  20. Mon: Apostle Zacchaeus – Zeph 3:8-15 | Acts 3:19-26* | Jn 2:1-11 
  21. Tue: Hieromartyr Januarios, Bishop of Benevento – 1 Kngs 17:8-24 | Acts 4:1-10* | Jn 3:16-21           
  22. Wed: Apostle Nathaniel – 2 Kngs 4:8-37 | Acts 4:13-22* | Jn 5:17-24      
  23. Thu: Holy Great Martyr George the Trophy Bearer – Jer 31:31-34 | Acts 4:23-31* | Jn 15:17-16:2      
  24. Fri: Sabbas Stratelates – 3Kngs 17:8-24 | Acts 5:1-11* | Jn 5:30-6:2
  25. Sat: Apostle and Evangelist Mark – Dan 3:1-23 | Acts 5:21-33* | Jn 6:14-27           
  26. Sunday of the Myrrh Bearers – Song of the Three 1-22 | Acts 6:1-7* | Mk 15:43-16:8
  27. Mon: Hieromartyr Simeon, kinsman of the Lord – Song of the Three 23-68   Acts 6:8-7:5, 47-60* | Jn 4:46-54
  28. Tue: Apostles Jason and Sosipater – Deut 1:1-5 | Acts 8:5-17* | Jn 6:27-33           
  29. Wed: The Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus – Deut 1:5-18 | Acts 8:18-25* | Jn 6:35-39           
  30. Thu Apostle James Zebedee – Deut 1:19-25 | Acts 8:26-39* | Jn 6:40-44          

Notes

(#) Indicates the Tone of the Week